Photo-a-day 2016: December
Day Three Hundred Thirty Six I've been doing lots of driving lately (I wasn't driving when I took this pic, though), so haven't had lots of time to take photos. Later in the evening on Thursday this last week, I got to be the passenger, so set up some long exposures on the dash. This one was the intersection at Central and San Pedro, 20 seconds.
Day Three Hundred Forty Two Visited one of my old schools to do some presentations. It looks pretty creepy in this pic, haha. In all fairness, this is back behind some of the less used buildings. It really hasn't changed much since I was there last, though they are in the process of building a new school to help with the increased number of students they now have.
Day Three Hundred Sixty One Trying to get my old Nikon working again so the guys can use it on our upcoming trip. (I'll probably want to use it, too - the zoom is great, though I'm pretty spoiled using cameras with non-fixed lenses now.) Got the shutter working again, so took some of the shots and make kaleidoscopes out of them, though the aspect ratio is different than on my Sony, so the Photoshop actions didn't work quite the same, leaving spaces in between each quadrant. Still excited that the old camera is working again!
2017, Day One Welcome, New Year! I'm going to be honest, I'm quite happy that the 2016 Photo-a-day has come to a close. I enjoyed the project. The biggest challenge most days was actually getting around to posting the images. These days, it is more important to me to spend time with my family than to get online and post stuff. While I'll more than likely be carrying my camera around with me mostly every day this year, I'm not going to post photos from each day. I'm going to focus on quality rather than quantity for 2017. I'm planning on pursuing my creative interests to a greater degree this year (hello, neglected painting materials...). I feel like this year is off to a great start: I got to hang up my new calendar that has some of my photos in it (and I didn't make this one :p), and we have a real family vacation planned for this month - celebrating both Mike's and my birthdays out of the country. My new, professionally designed photography service website will be ready to share very soon (!!!). I'm looking forward to trying out new culinary adventures throughout the year, and started it off right by making some mini avocado quiches for dinner tonight. I look forward to spending time with family, friends, and creative people this year, getting together and workong on some great projects! -Emma
Photo-a-day 2016: November
Day Three Hundred Nine The Natural History museum had a special event tonight - the StartUp Sendoff (the StartUp Computer Revolution exhibit is going away); next to the Fractal Foundation booth I was working, this man from Intel was set up giving candy away. You had to use the robotic arm to pick up the candy. One of the ladies was trying to give her candy to the Intel guy.
Day Three Hundred Twelve I was messing around with this big crystal (the kind you hang in the window to cast rainbows all over the room), using it to shoot light patterns onto things to photograph. I found that it fit perfectly into my macro lens and gave this ghostly, multiple-exposure effect. Can't wait to try out some more multi-faceted portraits
Day Three Hundred Nineteen I went out to get some pics of the supermoon, but I guess I missed the "super" rise, so it looked, well, just like the moon (and I love the moon, but I have lots and lots of pictures of the full moon, and they just all start looking the same...). The plants were casting shadows on the curtains, so I crept around outside my house taking photos of the windows.
Day Three Hundred Twenty One / Day Three Hundred Twenty Two (below) I didn't take any photos today or yesterday - the second and third days this year that I didn't. I did, however, get caught up on some personal editing projects, so yay for small successes? Here you go, a couple photos that I edited from outings this summer - one in Cloudcroft, one at Meow Wolf (below).
Day Three Hundred Thirty Four Driving back from Cuba today; had to stop several times to try and capture the landscape. So beautiful. The light was incredible. It snowed all night there, so the hills closest to Cuba were snow covered and shining bright white in the setting sun. As I came closer to San Ysidro, the snow was gone, but the colors of the layers of earth were vibrant.
Day Three Hundred Thirty Five Not too many pics from today. I saw this pretty tree with red berries that was nicely lit up in the evening sun, so I took a photo of it. The red berries stood out against the blue sky. In messing around with it, I decided I liked the sky a red color as well, and then made it into a kaleidoscope image. I liked the finished product more than the initial photo, so here it is
Photo-a-day 2016: October
Day Two Hundred Eighty One Sandwiched in between hours of rain on both sides, the ceremony this afternoon went off without a hitch (except that the bride and groom ARE hitched, now ;) ) Nice event, out in the North Valley (ironically close to the Balloon Fiesta park). Off to enjoy some tea and homemade zucchini bread while I get back into the editing.
Day Two Hundred Ninety Six The leaves are changing, so many beautiful hues all around... Time for some golden cottonwood fun in the bosque! These layers upon layers of leaves on my trumpet vine in the most delicate shade of yellow were lit up in the most magical way. Oddly enough, I liked the shot better in black and white. Some days are just like that.
Day Two Hundred Ninety Seven We have this vine growing in the back corner of our yard. It is very happy there. So happy that it is encroaching on the three bordering yards, so I chopped all the rogue bits back. I was left with a huge pile of tangled vine. I'd been wanting to do one of those 'huge dress' shots, so I went in and grabbed the ladder and covered it in vines, and viola! A huge vine dress.
Day Three Hundred Five Rather than go trick-or-treating (no complaints here!), the boys opted to dress up as "bad fairies" (who apparently also have hands as feet...), and make their own Halloween goodies: ice cream in a bag and chocolate mice, and then topped off the festivities with dry ice ghost bubbles :)